Due to unforeseen circumstances and expected inclement weather, the Watchhouse concert originally scheduled for Saturday, October 1, has been rescheduled to Friday, October 28. Tickets for the original date can be used for the rescheduled date; just present your ticket at the new event. For additional assistance, or to request a refund, contact help@ncartmuseum.org during gallery hours, Wednesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm. Learn more on the event page.

Please note: West Building is now closed through October 7, 2022, to complete an exciting reinstallation of the People’s Collection. During this time enjoy free exhibitions on view in East Building, indoor and outdoor events and programming, and the 164-acre Museum Park. We’re excited to welcome visitors back to a new Museum experience starting October 8, 2022. Learn more about the opening weekend celebration.

Outdoor Films: Dune (2021)

Dune (2021). Directed by Denis Villeneuve, 155 min., PG-13

This big-screen adaptation of Frank Herbert’s bestselling book tells the story of Paul Atreides (Timoth©e Chalamet), a gifted young man born into a great destiny who embarks on a perilous journey to the desert planet Arrakis. To ensure the future of his family and people, Paul has to learn to conquer his fears and confront the malevolent forces who are after the planet’s exclusive supply of “spice,” the most precious resource in existence.

Special feature at this screening

Strange creatures! Unbelievable worlds! Shadow puppetry has the ability to suspend disbelief in people of all ages–not to mention transcend the boundaries of interstellar space and time. Play with sci-fi and space-themed shadow puppets by local puppet artist Nyssa Collins at the movie.

This shadow puppet theater is part of a month-long series of pop-ups held by Raleigh Arts to promote the draft Public Art Plan and gather feedback. You can learn more and share your feedback at publicinput.com/PublicArtPlan.

Where do I park? Can I bring my dog? How about picnics? What happens if it rains? For answers to these questions and others, see our 2022 Movie Policies.

Do you or a family member need general accommodation for your visit to the North Carolina Museum of Art? Contact Felicia Ingram, manager of interpretation, accessibility, and diversity, by email.

Picnic in the Park

Preorder picnic baskets for NCMA outdoor films and Park Theater events. Picnics for two or four, filled with sandwiches, salads, sides, and drinks. Members save 10% with code MEMBER.

No time to order? No worries! We have a full concession menu on-site featuring a variety of hot and cold items and family packs. Cold drinks, beer, wine, snacks, and popcorn are also available.

Baskets will be ready for pickup on-site when gates open for the concerts and movies.


Image © 2021 Legendary and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.


Jul 23, 2022


8:30 PM - 11:00 PM


Free for Members and children 6 and under, but tickets required for entry; $7 Nonmembers (plus taxes and fees)


Joseph M. Bryan, Jr., Theater in the Museum Park

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Ticket Information:
Tickets go on sale May 18 at 10 am for Members and May 20 at 10 am for Nonmembers.
For More Information:
(919) 715-5923
Wednesday through Sunday, from 10 am to 5 pm
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